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Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Nov.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

200,690 201,172 201,254 200,690 200,843 200,953 201,062 201,172 201,254

Civilian labor force

126,165 127,165 127,170 126,334 126,345 126,765 127,053 127,114 127,192

Participation rate

62.9 63.2 63.2 63.0 62.9 63.1 63.2 63.2 63.2

Employed

122,247 123,402 123,397 122,036 122,144 122,471 122,972 123,012 123,077

Employment-population ratio

60.9 61.3 61.3 60.8 60.8 60.9 61.2 61.1 61.2

Unemployed

3,918 3,763 3,773 4,299 4,201 4,293 4,081 4,102 4,115

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.0 3.0 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.2

Not in labor force

74,525 74,007 74,084 74,355 74,498 74,188 74,008 74,058 74,063

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,825 66,081 66,143 65,961 65,994 66,066 66,134 66,119 66,226

Participation rate

71.6 71.7 71.7 71.8 71.7 71.8 71.8 71.7 71.8

Employed

64,000 64,316 64,336 63,960 64,005 64,094 64,246 64,168 64,262

Employment-population ratio

69.6 69.8 69.8 69.6 69.6 69.6 69.7 69.6 69.7

Unemployed

1,826 1,765 1,807 2,000 1,989 1,972 1,888 1,951 1,964

Unemployment rate

2.8 2.7 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

56,054 56,682 56,591 55,819 55,663 56,063 56,356 56,394 56,281

Participation rate

58.1 58.6 58.5 57.9 57.6 58.0 58.3 58.3 58.1

Employed

54,413 55,143 55,095 54,023 53,988 54,286 54,707 54,750 54,648

Employment-population ratio

56.4 57.0 56.9 56.0 55.9 56.2 56.6 56.6 56.5

Unemployed

1,642 1,539 1,496 1,796 1,675 1,776 1,649 1,644 1,633

Unemployment rate

2.9 2.7 2.6 3.2 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,285 4,402 4,436 4,554 4,687 4,636 4,563 4,601 4,685

Participation rate

34.8 36.0 36.2 37.0 38.3 37.9 37.3 37.6 38.3

Employed

3,835 3,943 3,966 4,052 4,151 4,091 4,019 4,093 4,167

Employment-population ratio

31.2 32.2 32.4 32.9 33.9 33.4 32.8 33.4 34.1

Unemployed

450 460 470 502 536 545 545 508 518

Unemployment rate

10.5 10.4 10.6 11.0 11.4 11.8 11.9 11.0 11.1

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,923 33,152 33,184 32,923 33,045 33,081 33,116 33,152 33,184

Civilian labor force

20,467 20,834 20,670 20,451 20,714 20,588 20,669 20,682 20,662

Participation rate

62.2 62.8 62.3 62.1 62.7 62.2 62.4 62.4 62.3

Employed

19,288 19,695 19,587 19,232 19,481 19,463 19,540 19,559 19,527

Employment-population ratio

58.6 59.4 59.0 58.4 59.0 58.8 59.0 59.0 58.8

Unemployed

1,179 1,139 1,083 1,219 1,233 1,125 1,129 1,123 1,135

Unemployment rate

5.8 5.5 5.2 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.5

Not in labor force

12,456 12,317 12,515 12,472 12,331 12,492 12,447 12,470 12,523

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,298 9,552 9,475 9,310 9,502 9,490 9,490 9,484 9,499

Participation rate

67.3 68.5 67.9 67.4 68.4 68.3 68.2 68.0 68.0

Employed

8,771 9,068 9,024 8,771 8,953 8,931 8,975 9,005 9,019

Employment-population ratio

63.5 65.0 64.6 63.5 64.5 64.2 64.5 64.6 64.6

Unemployed

528 484 451 539 549 559 515 480 480

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.1 4.8 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.4 5.1 5.1

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,375 10,567 10,490 10,303 10,421 10,379 10,460 10,471 10,436

Participation rate

62.4 63.1 62.5 62.0 62.4 62.1 62.5 62.5 62.2

Employed

9,872 10,039 9,995 9,789 9,877 9,926 9,978 9,967 9,929

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.9 59.6 58.9 59.2 59.4 59.6 59.5 59.2

Unemployed

503 528 494 515 544 453 482 503 508

Unemployment rate

4.8 5.0 4.7 5.0 5.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

794 715 704 837 790 719 719 726 726

Participation rate

31.9 29.1 28.7 33.6 32.1 29.2 29.3 29.6 29.6

Employed

645 588 568 672 650 605 587 587 579

Employment-population ratio

25.9 23.9 23.1 27.0 26.4 24.6 23.9 23.9 23.6

Unemployed

149 127 137 165 140 113 132 139 147

Unemployment rate

18.7 17.8 19.4 19.7 17.7 15.7 18.3 19.2 20.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,096 16,399 16,558 16,096 16,399 16,433 16,400 16,399 16,558

Civilian labor force

10,281 10,669 10,666 10,334 10,449 10,524 10,519 10,721 10,716

Participation rate

63.9 65.1 64.4 64.2 63.7 64.0 64.1 65.4 64.7

Employed

9,999 10,371 10,391 10,050 10,160 10,225 10,260 10,416 10,439

Employment-population ratio

62.1 63.2 62.8 62.4 62.0 62.2 62.6 63.5 63.0

Unemployed

282 298 274 284 289 299 258 306 277

Unemployment rate

2.7 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.9 2.6

Not in labor force

5,814 5,730 5,892 5,762 5,950 5,909 5,881 5,678 5,842

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: December 06, 2019